Minneapolis-Saint Paul: Then and Now SIGNED COPY
My 144-page photo coffee-table history book about the Twin Cities!
I chose most of the historic photographs which range from the 1870s to the 1950s, and I wrote the introduction and historical narrative captions for over one hundred (100+) historic sites in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, South Saint Paul, Edina, and the Fort Snelling Unorganized Territory. The "now" pictures were taken in the summer of 2017 by Karl Mondon of San Francisco, California, and he did an amazing job!
The final result is a full-color, handy, hardcover book that looks great and includes easy-to-use maps of both downtowns on the inside covers.
Here's the description from the publisher, Pavillion Books:
Locked together in an affectionate sibling rivalry, Minneapolis and its twin city St. Paul are constantly growing and changing. The long and cold Minnesota winters and humid summers have spawned an architecture to beat the weather with indoor shopping malls, domed stadiums, skyways, and a whole host of sports and celebrations that thrive in this climate. Local author Bill Lindeke shows how the Twin Cities have developed from simple trading posts on the banks of the Mississippi in “the land of 10,000 lakes.” Sites include: Forum Cafeteria, Lumber Exchange Building, Foshay Tower, City Hall, Pillsbury ‘A’ Mill, Milwaukee Depot, Metropolitan Building, Huber H. Humphrey Metrodome, Triangle Bar, Loring Park, Basilica of St. Mary, University of Minnesota, Northrup Auditorium, Swedish Institute, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Hennepin and Lake, Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet, Minnehaha Falls, Fort Snelling, Seven Corners, Landmark Center, Mickey’s Diner, First State Capitol Building, Third State Capitol, Science Museum, St. Paul Union Depot, and Castle Royal.
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